1994 Honda Civic Compression Low

Tiny
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  • 1994 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 230,000 MILES
I have recently experienced an idling problem. Every time I slow down and the vehicle does into a choked idle, mostly ending in a stall. As long as I give it gas, it runs, if choppy at best. I recently replace the spark plugs and did a compression test. The #3 cylinder had a very low compression, compared to the others. What should I do?
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Sunday, March 1st, 2009 AT 10:29 PM

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Tiny
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Find out what's causing that cylinder to be low-could be valves, rings and cylinder wear

Your idle problem will be always there till you fix the cylinder leakage-your running on 3 cylinders
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Sunday, March 1st, 2009 AT 11:31 PM
Tiny
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How should I find out whats causing that cylinder to be low? I dont wanna just tear into the engine and have to buy replacement gaskets for everything if I dont have to.
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Monday, March 2nd, 2009 AT 1:06 AM
Tiny
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You said the #3 cylinder had a very low compression,

How did you determine this? Doing a compression check or a leakdown test will tell you if its low or normal compression
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Monday, March 2nd, 2009 AT 10:37 AM

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